9:30am - 11:30am


WEBINAR,United Kingdom


Free to attend


Defra has paused its consultation on proposals and ideas for its Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs) which will usher in a new approach of public money paying for public goods, such as nature recovery and natural flood management. Now is an ideal time to reflect on the consultation and a wide range of stakeholder views.

The Natural Capital Committee have warned that a “carbon only” approach to nature-based solutions to deliver net zero risks undermining potential to deliver far wider benefit. ELMs can deliver for both decarbonization and a wide range of additional goods.

  • How can public money be directed through ELMs so that it delivers the biggest public goods ‘bang’ for the public money ‘buck’?
  • What mistakes should we make sure we avoid?
  • How and where can natural flood management be most effectively delivered?
  • How can nature recovery be driven at scale?

Hear from government and its advisors, the agriculture sector, academics, policy and conservation NGOs about their priorities for delivering nature based solutions through ELMs in this free 3-part webinar series.

This event is now full and registrations are closed. A recording of Part 1 is available below and future recordings of the sessions will be made available on this page if we have obtained the speakers' permissions to do so.

If you have registered previously for the event, you will have received an email with joining instructions. If you have any questions, please contact our team at events@ciwem.org.

Watch part 1

Watch part 3

Watch part 2

Part 1: ELMs and nature based solutions - the latest thinking

Wednesday, 20th May 2020

CIWEM welcome | Niki Roach, CIWEM President Elect

Summary of the Government’s latest thinking on ELMs, ambitions for the (now paused) consultation | James LePage, Head of ELM Advice and Technical Guidance, Defra

Meeting the needs of farming, nature and people through ELMs |Dr. Mhari Barnes, NFU

Delivering nature-based interventions which maximise ecosystem services | Professor Christopher Collins, Natural Capital Committee

Delivering nature recovery at scale through rewilding | Professor Alastair Driver, Rewilding Britain

Part 2: Natural Flood Management - How can ELMs contribute and what can NFM achieve?

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

CIWEM welcome | Niki Roach, CIWEM President Elect

ELM and FCERM - How might it work? | Chris Uttley, Senior Advisor Flood & Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency

The Enablers and Barriers to the Delivery of Natural Flood Management Projects: Defra R&D project findings | Steve Maslen and Rachelle Ngai, JBA

Evolving woodland creation in the Peak District | Tristan Galletly, Moors for the Future Project / Forestry Commission

Beaver managed riparian woodland and NFM | Chris Jones, Beaver Trust / Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Part 3: Nature recovery through ELMs

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

CIWEM welcome | Niki Roach, CIWEM President Elect

Priorities for nature recovery through ELMs | Tom Lancaster, Head of Land Use Policy, RSPB

Soils: the critical element | Gareth Morgan, Head of Policy (farming and land use), Soil Association

Piloting results-based payments in agri-environment schemes in England | Annabelle LePage, Natural England

Nature-Based Solutions for Water Management | Gabriela Dotro, Cranfield University

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